Continuing a long tradition of excellence, PORTS ’13 “Ports: Success through Diversification” (August 25-29, 2013, Seattle, Washington) is the thirteenth in a series of international port and harbor development specialty conferences held on a tri-annual basis since 1977.
This conference’s theme was selected in recognition of the broad spectrum of factors that make ports so important to their local, regional, and national communities, including the wide range of missions they support, such as moving cargo, providing recreational opportunities, serving as engines of economic development, and providing for stewardship of environmental resources.
This immensely successful series of conferences has consistently drawn an international audience of port, harbor, waterway, and marine professionals who come to share their knowledge and learn from the experiences of others. The papers and presentations promise to cover a broad spectrum of topics dealing with a multitude of issues facing the ports and harbors community.
Professionals from around the globe will share their endeavors in planning, financing, permitting, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and securing port and maritime facilities.
Dredging Today Staff, July 22, 2013